Posts Tagged ‘ford supercar’

Ford Goes Back to the Beginning with ’16 Ford GT at 24 Hours of Le Mans

Maker looking for repeat of introductory performance: Top three sweep.

by on Jun.17, 2016

Ford is looking to repeat that winning formula at the 24 Hour of Le Mans with the new 2016 GT.

Ford surprised most everyone on a cold January day when in addition to showing off its latest model introductions, it rolled out a new Ford GT.

Aside from telling attendees it was powered by an EcoBoost engine, it was light as a feather and they were pretty certain they would sell it, one question remained: will they race it.

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Ford Begins Taking Orders for $400,000 GT Supercar

Initial run limited to just 500 - and buyers will have to jump through lots of hoops.

by on Apr.13, 2016

Potential Ford GT buyers will have to go through an extensive application process.

Looking to buy one of the year’s most eagerly awaited new models? Ford opened up the order bank for its new GT supercar today, and it expects to have a long line of potential owners signing up.

That said, don’t expect the sort of frantic rush that followed the debut of the new Tesla Model 3 two weeks ago. Ford has plans to produce far fewer GTs – at more than 10 times the price. And Ford plans to put up some hurdles that will limit who is likely to actually get one of the new supercars.

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“The purchase process for the Ford GT is as unique as our all-new supercar,” said Henry Ford III, the global marketing manager for Ford Performance. “We understand GT customers are strong ambassadors for Ford Motor Company, and we look forward to providing them a service as distinct as the car itself.”


Ford Will Build GT in Canada

Supplier Multimatic also produced Aston Martin One-77 supercar.

by on Feb.16, 2015

Newly painted silver, the Ford GT is now on display at the annual Chicago Auto Show.

Ford’s new all-American supercar, the GT, will actually be rolling out of a plant in Ontario, the maker has confirmed.

The 600- horsepower “ultracar” will be produced by Multimatic Inc., a suburban Toronto supplier with extensive experience using the exotic carbon fiber that will be used for the Ford GT body. Multimatic previously produced the Aston Martin One-77 supercar which also used the super-light material.

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Bedecked in a new silver paint scheme, the GT concept is currently on display at the Chicago Auto Show. It was originally painted blue when unveiled at the North American International Auto Show – where it was one of the event’s big surprises.


Ford Drops Bombshell with Plans for New GT Supercar

Carbon fiber and a 600+ horsepower EcoBoost engine.

by on Jan.12, 2015

Ford Chairman Bill Ford and CEO Mark Fields debut the new Ford GT at the Detroit Auto Show today.

A decade after ending production of its exotic GT supercar, Ford Motor Co. will launch an all-new version, pulling together its latest innovations and advancements – including the use of carbon fiber.

The GT’s unannounced debut at the 2015 North American Auto Show came as a bombshell surprise, and was one in a trio of new high-performance models the maker unwrapped for its media audience.


The project “came from the heart,” acknowledged Ford Chairman Bill Ford, and almost in a bit of a whim as senior Ford Motor Co. executives began to tie together the research and development efforts underway across the company – from the use of new, lightweight materials to advanced powertrain technologies. (more…)

Return of the Ford GT?

Is maker readying a hybrid supercar.

by on Feb.03, 2011

Is Ford preparing a next-gen GT hybrid supercar?

More than four years after the last Ford GT blasted out of the showroom, the Dearborn maker is reportedly readying an all-new 2-seater, but rather than the retro-styled supercar it built between 2005 and ’06, the next-generation GT is expected to feature decidedly futuristic styling – and a hybrid powertrain to go with it.

If anything, the upcoming Ford GT would have more in common with the new Porsche 918 Spyder than the original GT40 that stormed the race circuit nearly a half century ago.  How soon the new GT might make it to market – if, indeed, the reports prove accurate – is anyone’s guess, though a concept version could be readied for roll-out in the coming months.

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But that’s assuming anything really is in the works – a senior source at Ford insisting that “this is all rumor.”  But considering the history of the Ford GT name, it’s understandable why so many people would be wishing for its return.

The original GT40 was among the most terrifying machines ever to race the grueling 24-hour circuit at LeMans, winning the race an astounding four consecutive times between 1966 and 1969.  It was, in fact, the only American-made entry ever to claim an overall, rather than class, victory at LeMans even once.